Robert F. Kennedy

1925 - 1968

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Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK or by the nickname Bobby, was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was, like his brothers John and Edward, a prominent member of the Democratic Party and has come to be viewed by some historians as an icon of modern American liberalism.Kennedy was born into a wealthy, political family in Brookline, Massachusetts. After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1944 to 1946, Kennedy returned to his studies at Harvard University, and later received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He began his career as a correspondent for The Boston Post and as a lawyer at the Justice Department, but later resigned to manage his brother John's successful campaign for the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert F. Kennedy has received more than 17,916,944 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Robert F. Kennedy is the 581st most popular politician (down from 522nd in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from United States (down from 155th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Politician.

Robert F. Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy. He was a U.S. Senator and a presidential candidate. He was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 1968, while campaigning for the presidency.

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Among politicians, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 581 out of 15,710Before him are Mary of Burgundy, Reuven Rivlin, Albert I of Belgium, Hafsa Sultan, Norodom Sihanouk, and Kim Dae-jung. After him are Licinius, Georgi Dimitrov, Khosrow I, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Constantine I of Greece, and Hans Frank.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 10Before him are Richard Burton, Gilles Deleuze, Yukio Mishima, Paul Newman, Patrice Lumumba, and Albert Bandura. After him are Zygmunt Bauman, Alija Izetbegović, Mikis Theodorakis, Tony Curtis, Carlos Castaneda, and Lee Van Cleef. Among people deceased in 1968, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 8Before him are Martin Luther King Jr., Marcel Duchamp, Helen Keller, John Steinbeck, Padre Pio, and Lise Meitner. After him are Otto Hahn, Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, Max Brod, and George Gamow.

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Among people born in United States, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 181 out of 15,968Before him are John B. Watson (1878), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Gene Cernan (1934), Patti Smith (1946), Chuck Berry (1926), and Gregory Peck (1916). After him are Billy the Kid (1859), Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), and Humphrey Bogart (1899).

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Among politicians born in United States, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 31Before him are Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Sitting Bull (1831), Barack Obama (1961), Woodrow Wilson (1856), John Tyler (1790), and Bernie Sanders (1941). After him are John Adams (1735), George Marshall (1880), Herbert Hoover (1874), James Monroe (1758), Benjamin Harrison (1833), and Andrew Jackson (1767).